Analysis of a Decade in Library Literature: 1994–2004

Kelly D. Blessinger, Louisiana State University
Michelle Frasier-Robinson, University of Southern Mississippi


The purpose of this study was to analyze trends in publication and citation in library and information science journals over a decade (1994–2004) of the literature. This examination revealed the areas of concentration within the research, frequently published subjects through the years, and the characteristics of the top-cited authors and resources during this time. This information allows those in the field to follow the trends in publication, gives researchers the tools to determine which journals might give their work the most exposure and recognition, and can help libraries to make collection management decisions in this subject area.